CABOOLTURE FAMILY HISTORY RESEARCH GROUP INC.
Phone No - 5428 2018
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org or
Welcome to our new Members – Margaret and Stuart Brown; Colleen and Barry McLean and Judy Ilsley.
DATES TO REMEMBER
Saturday 23rd July 1-3pm – Maritime Museum – Lawrie Strange will give a talk on Brisbane River Ship/boat history, including World War I & II.
Next Meeting is at
OFFICE BEARERS 2004 – 2005
NOTES FROM MANAGEMENT
As you read this, the 2005 AGM will be over or about to start. From the previous Management Team, we would like to thank all of our members for their support in the last year. We hope that you will treat the new team in the same way. You will notice that the ‘renovations’ to the bathroom have commenced (there has been a slight hiccup to the timetable, but after the time it has taken to get to this state, it won’t amount to very much).There will be a bit of work to be done when the bathroom is clear, but we will let you know when we will be able to hold a working bee.
We are very fortunate in having a membership base that combines loyalty with the will to jump in and help other members with their research problems. Without these members, the Club as we know it, wouldn’t operate very well. Don’t be afraid to say something if you feel you can contribute….your one piece of information could be all that some other member needs to kick-start their research again.
To the incoming management team, all the best for the ensuing year and we look forward to the continuance of the successful Club that we have.
LIBRARY DUTY ROSTER
Doug – Every Saturday & Wednesday morning
David – Every Monday afternoon
Janet – Every Monday morning & 2nd Saturday morning
Elaine – Every Wednesday afternoon
Jane - 3rd & 4th Saturday morning
Pat V. – 2nd Wednesday morning
Coral – 2nd Wednesday afternoon
Trevor – 4th Wednesday afternoon
Gloria – 1st Saturday morning & 4th Monday morning
Glenys – Every Monday morning
Joanne – 4th Wednesday morning
We are in need of more members to volunteer for ‘duty’. It is not hard - it is just a case of being there to assist new members and visitors. Ideally we would like to have two duty persons per session. At the moment, most days, we have just one person ‘on duty’.
Printer Ink Cartridges
Don’t try to get the last bit of ink out of the cartridge by shaking it, as this can cause damage to your cartridge, which is unrepairable, and therefore it will not be able to be refilled.
Have the cartridge refilled as soon as possible (within a week) as the cartridge cannot be stored for an indefinite period. If you have to store the cartridge, wrap it in Glad Wrap or similar, then store it in the refrigerator until you can get it refilled.
Never leave the cartridge in your hot car, as this will cause the ink to expand and leak.
store colour cartridges upright, as if left on its side, the colours will cross
FUND RAISING IS ESSENTIAL TO ENABLE NEW RESOURCES TO BE PURCHASED FOR THE BENEFIT OF ALL MEMBERS. PLEASE CONTINUE TO GIVE US YOUR SUPPORT IN 2005.
There is a Raffle every month – Tickets are always $1.00 each. All proceeds from these monthly raffles are used to buy resources. The money does not go into a building fund or general revenue, it is used strictly for purchasing resources….ask at the office for tickets. Thank you to everyone who has supported these raffles….the results have been very pleasing…lots of new CDs, microfiche, etc
MAY RAFFLE – A set of 6 ceramic mugs, sugar bowl and milk jug – made by Danny O’Brien – donated by Jane O’Brien
There will be a 2nd and 3rd prize of an orchid (donated by Joyce Carr). To be drawn at the A.G.M.
JUNE RAFFLE – To be advised
Tickets are continually on sale for monthly raffles….you’ve got to be in it, to win it…..If you look in the library, you will see that over the last 6 or so months that the raffles have been run, an enormous amount of resources has been bought with the proceeds of the raffles.
We have produced a number of these booklets, as a fund raiser, to help you ‘keep track of your families’ while doing your family tree research……Available from the Office.
Pads for sale
– 50c each
PLEASE REMEMBER our 25th Anniversary Hindsight – get your stories in as soon as possible…..let’s make this a really special edition of our magazine….thank you to the members who have already submitted their stories and photos….email me at email@example.com
GOLDEN RULES OF GENEALOGY
Always work backwards from the known (yourself) to the unknown (forebears)
Never believe everything on a birth, death of marriage certificate
Never completely trust the spelling of surnames, place names, etc.
Always check surname variants when researching
Always have at least two separate sources of proof for each event
Remember that everything is only speculation until verified.
Always photocopy certificates and important documents and leave the originals in a safe place.
Never carry original documents around with you.
Join at least one Family History Group, Genealogical Society or Historical Society.
Share your information and documentation (copies only) with other researchers.
(Reprinted from Australian Family Tree Connections – April 2005)
(Some of the) New Additions to our library resources
New Journals –
Descendants of Convicts
Orange Family History
Courier Mail Obituarites – Jan. 2004 – March 2004
“ “ April 2004 – June 2004
Tweed Valley Cemeteries Vol.1 to 6 – A to Z – donated by J. Piper
Glossary of Cemetery Emblems and Symbols
Images of Historic Morpeth – donated by J. Piper
History of NSW 1728-1977 – complete list of names of First Fleet Convicts – donated by M. Johnson
Journal of the Aust. Naval Institute Autumn 2005 – donated by J.Beeston
Naval Historical Review Vol.25 No.1 – donated by J.Beeston
Second Fleet list from Daily Sun 20.7.1987 (newspaper)
Ship “Glamorganshire” Maryborough 2.5.1874
Moreton Bay Letters by P. Ludlow – donated by J.Piper
Maryborough & District Licensed Publicans 1860-1924, Vol.1. & 1924-1970 Vol.2.
Black Diamond Line of Colliers – donated by D. Simpson
Batlow and District in pictures- donated by D. Simpson
by Joanne Beeston (Librarian)
MORETON BAY LETTERS is a fascinating book
about the people of
interesting book to add to our Shipping Section is called THE SHIPS THAT
SERVE NEW ZEALAND-BRITISH AND EUROPEAN LINES by I.G. Stewart and was
donated by Don Robinson. It gives you
background history of each company which engages in the
that will be a great purchase for the club, is the ship voyages that came into Maryborough. There were 22,000 immigrants from countries
There will be a list for members who are interested in purchasing and then donating a book to the Club. You will be able to have the book for 2 weeks, before it goes into the library. Your name will be recorded in the book as the one who donated it.
There are approx. 52 voyages. They do have a lot of information in them, and a copy of the “Glamorganshire 1874” voyage is in the library if members wish to have a look at the type of book that is available.
Thank you, Joanne
Internet Addresses for you to try
If you discover an interesting genealogy website while you are surfing the net, please email the web address to me for inclusion in an upcoming newsletter….thank you, Elaine (firstname.lastname@example.org
The email addresses given below have not been checked to see if they are still available….I do not have the time to check them all.
Great Irish site
Worth checking out. Quite a few cemeteries are listed including
Lost lives in World War II – civilians, police, missionaries, miners and military.
Military service Pay records
The BBC's History web pages:
They have a section on Family History:
which includes a beginner's guide:
and other areas like "WWII People's War"
Although there are lots of books about the WWII, the Beeb has collected and posted stories from individuals. You can search for stories mentioning specific places or just read first hand accounts,
e.g.a child evacuated to the countryside. Good background reading